Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Simple Coastal Bloom...


It's time for another fun ColourQ challenge and this week's combo is fresh and funky with lots of possibilities...

I decided to go CAS on this one (gasp!) because I wanted the lovely Blended Bloom image to shine through...

I tell ya, I never get tired of looking at that beautiful flower image!! I coloured the Blended Bloom image with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities as well as the Mocha pen from the Skin Tones set, then cut one out in full and the other with just the inner petals and layered with dimensionals. The swirls and leaves underneath is the 'thanks' stamp from Seasonally Scattered, stamped in Pear Pizzazz, with the flower covering up the greeting. The sentiment from Hey You was stamped with Early Espresso then I added score lines above and below.

I used the layout from Seize the Sketch to help me...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Hey You, Seasonally Scattered
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Blendabilities (Coastal Cabana, Skin Tones)
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Brights candy dots
Tools: Simply Scored

Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. This card is absolute perfection, Amy! CAS works so well with a gorgeously colored image like this one!

  2. This is absolutely amazing! The flower just jumps right off the front of your card!

  3. The flower is exquisitely colored, and I love the double scored lines framing the sentiment. I'm glad I clicked on the thumbnail at STS for a closer look at your card! :)

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous flower, and it makes the perfect focal image for this sketch - gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  5. Yikes! Saw your flower on Facebook, and had to come take a closer look. Outrageously gorgeous coloring!

  6. Wow! The coloring on this flower is amazing and it really pops against the simple white BG! Love this card!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Amy! I couldn't wait to get to your list of ingredients to see what you used for the flourish in the background. Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Sketch!

  8. Gorgeous card, love the shading on the flower too! So glad I saw you at Sieze the Sketch! ~Diane

  9. Wow! This card is so lovely and elegant. When viewing all the cards this one pops off the page.

  10. I saw your card on Seize the Sketch, I love your take on it... the flower just pops and the overall effect remains elegant, love it, Donna xx

  11. Ditto! :) The coloring is fantastic on the flower! Love it! I need some lessons! :)

  12. Wow... amazing!! Perfect blending!!!!!